Historical

The Lazy Samurai

“How did you like the CCW renewal class yesterday?”   “Oh… it was great.  Learned a bunch.  Didn’t like the dry-fire portion though.”   “Really?  Did something happen?”   “No, I mean, I get it.  Some of these people have limited knowledge and they need to get comfortable.  I’ve been shooting for years.  I know what I’m doing.  Besides… that...

Genghis Khan and Crazy Horse

History does not repeat itself… but it does give us interesting insights, especially when we engage in a study of comparative history.  More specifically, it fascinates me studying similarly situated ethnic groups during a similar point in history, but separated by geography.  One would suppose that if humans are a naturally progressing people, two...

The Swordsman

“I see you have studied the works of Camillo Agrippa.  Have you always used the rapier?”   “Ummm… I don’t know anything about “Camino A Grip A”.  Is that a street in San Juan Capistrano?”   “No.  It is a school of Italian sword fighting from the sixteenth century.  I noticed you were shadow fencing here at the...

Saddle Up

Howdy ya’ll!   The United States has always had a love for archetype characters. They serve as national models for emulation. While the histories surrounding these individuals and groups may be a bit sanitized or exaggerated, depending upon the needs of the audience, their ultimate purpose is to serve as guides both for our youth, as...